The Mantle Adorned: Imam Busiri’s Burda translated by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Edit: Reviewed)

by britishmisk


As many people who listen and read the work of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, they will know that the famous Qasida al-Burda of Imam al-Busiri is one of his interests and passions.

So when I heard he had translated the Burda into English I immediately placed an order for it. It’s currently sold out on Amazon but you can get it from some of the third party sellers on there. For more information see the link below:


Alhumdulilah I received a copy of this yesterday and it is stunning.

It’s not a really book to take on the tube with you to read it’s more like something you should treasure and have in your home. Anyone looking to learn about the Burda or grace their abode with a copy should look into getting this.

On a side note I also received a copy of Hamza Yusuf’s rendering of the Burda which is accompanied with CD recording of the Fez singers rendition of the Qasida in the Andalusian style. Also an amazing collection, especially for the recording.

If you are looking to get a CD, get Hamza Yusuf’s version. If you are looking for a book, get Abdal Hakim’s.

May Allah raise the rank of our scholars, the station of Imam al-Busiri, and send peace and salutation upon our Master Muhammad.